DJ Rekha is a producer, curator, and educator based in New York City. She is founder of Basement Bhangra™ and Bollywood Disco nights and co-founder of Mutiny Club night. She was named "Ambassador of Bhangra" by the New York Times.
Rekha and her frequent collaborator, Dave Sharma, performed their compositions at Chicago Symphony Hall for the Sinfonetta in 2015. Rekha was the sound designer for the TONY award-winning Broadway Show, Bridge and Tunnel, received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work on the play Rafta Rafta, and is associate producer for the NPR Radio Documentary, A Feet in Two Worlds.
Her debut album, DJ Rekha presents Basement Bhangra, was released in 2007 and, in 2009, she was inducted into the NYC People's Hall of Fame. Her record label, Beat Bazaar Music, issued its debut single release, Pyar Baile, worldwide in November 2011. She has curated events for Celebrate Brooklyn, Central Park Summerstage, was a Grand Marshall of the 9th Annual NYC Dance Parade in 2015, and has performed internationally.
The week DJ Rekha select her recent favorite Punjabi tunes ending the first segment with a classic saxophone laden throwback. The beyond segment takes on dubby tone including a super long track that is worth the listen.
In this week’s episode, DJ Rekha drops a 2 step/garage bhangra set with new and vintage tracks that fit that bill, plus a drum and bass twist and new iteration of Bally Sagoo/Malkit Singh classic from Mumbai based producers MadStarBass.
This week DJ Rekha settles into some classic vibey dub and ragga influenced Bhangra selections, electronica fueled remixes of Renu and Nucleya, plus a new track from Kashimiri cypher, Ahmer with a guest appearance from Delhi Sultanite.
This week, DJ Rekha unearths bangers that were staples of her DJ sets at Basement Bhangra. Plus, Roach Killa and Bilal Saeed make a quarantine tune, Jasmine Sandlas’ rainy track from her third full length album, then ADF, Seti X and Kominas all in the Beyond segment.
DJ Rekha digs into the digital crates and picks out some gems from the early part of the 2000s, Delhi based producer Su Real gives Sidhu Moosewala’s 47 a Moombaton re-fix, plus a mix of sitars in the Beyond segment.
The Beths are a rock band based in Auckland, New Zealand, founded by lead singer/songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist Jonathan Pearce. Blending cool, catchy riff rock with fun vocals -- from all… | watch
Prolific producer and songwriter Felicia Douglass is a fierce musical talent, whom you may recognize from her solo project or her work with Gemma, Dirty Projectors, Ava Luna, Baile, and Lip Set. This… | watch